The Student Organizations Committee (SOC) works directly with students interested in forming new student organizations at Macalester. The Macalester College Student Government recognizes two different types of student groups: student organizations and interest groups. While both provide opportunities for organized student engagement, student organizations and interest groups have different registration/renewal requirements and are afforded different campus privileges. The information below contains the guidelines and processes for starting a student organization. Additional information about interest groups can be found on the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement website. With assistance from the SOC, students can determine which pathway makes the most sense when starting a new group at Mac.

The deadline to submit the Org Registration Form:
Fall 2021:  October 29
Spring 2022: March 4

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